Understand that this hurt that you are feeling is an emotion.
An emotion is temporary.
When you realize that your emotion is temporary, you will not give that emotion of hurt much power.
Hence, it all really starts from the way you think and how you look at this.
You will be able to let go of this hurt a lot easier when you simply refuse to give that hurt power.
You have to realize that you have the power to endure this.
You have had other moments in your life when you experienced hurt and pain.
You may have been privy to betrayal in your past relationships.
You may have witnessed loved ones going through rough times and felt the hurt that tends to come with it.
In other words, you have fallen on hard emotional times before and you were able to get over those moments.
Why was that?
It was due to the fact that emotion is temporary.
It is something you feel at the moment and will only dwell on for a longer period of time if you keep giving it power.
Hence, you are in the driver’s seat here.
You can totally deal with this hurt if you draw from past experience and realize how fleeting the emotion of hurt really is.
When you are able to understand just how fleeting and temporary it is, you will realize that there is no point giving it all this attention.
When you give hurt so much attention, you are only fomenting the fire.
This isn’t what you want.
Instead, you should draw your attention to other areas of your life that are positive and engaging.
If there is a passion that you have, let your thoughts focus on that.
If there is a particular kind of music that you like, play it whenever you start losing yourself in this emotion of hurt.
These are the moments that you will need to use your passions and pastime activities to help you overcome the thoughts that may make you continue hurting.
You also really need to be aware of those thoughts when they arise.
They can easily sneak up on you.
You may be perfectly fine one moment only to realize that you have been thinking these hurtful thoughts for the last few minutes and you weren’t even aware of it.
Hence, you really need to recognize the images and thoughts when they arise.
The moment you know that those hurtful thoughts have come into your consciousness, direct your thoughts to something else.
It could be a hobby like photography, a passion, music, friend, family, etc.
Direct your thoughts to whatever it is that makes you happy and feel good.
Once you get into the habit of doing this, you will realize just how quickly those hurtful feelings dissipate.
You are no longer giving them power because you know that they are temporary.
You are vigilant and aware of them when they arise so that you can direct your thoughts to something happier.
There has to be a conscious decision on your part to tackle the problem.
When you follow the right measures and do so on a consistent basis, you will succeed.